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Growing pains in Grandview Rural neighbours say development within its limits would just be ‘tip of the iceberg’

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hile some areas of Grandview Heights have been developed and densified, pockets of acreage properties remain. Take Country Woods for example, a subdivision of 92 homes from 28th to 29th avenues, and from 176th to 172nd streets. Tall trees, and lots of them. Mostly oneacre properties. Old-style mail boxes at the ends of long driveways. Plenty of wildlife including deer, ducks and woodpeckers. All in all, it’s quiet and, as its name suggests, it’s country. This small community is within “Grandview 5,” according to city plans, an area that does not yet have a Neighbourhood Concept Plan. In the Grandview Heights General Land Use Plan from 2005 it states development will not proceed until a NCP has been “completed through a public consultation process, and has been approved by Council.” An application before Surrey council at a public hearing on April 28 has some locals crying foul, worried that it may cause development to creep into their quiet suburb. Six property owners are applying to the city to have their land rezoned from suburban to urban to allow for subdivision

Country Woods resident Michael Proskow. (Photo: KEVIN HILL) into 38 single-family lots. The property owners have been working with the city for more than three years, and say they’ve have had no luck selling their long, narrow properties due to their configuration. The residents, many of whom are now elderly and can’t keep up the large properties, feel as though they are in limbo – unable to keep up their homes, yet unable to sell. A spokesperson for the owners was contacted and declined comment. These lots are directly adjacent to Morgan Heights on 164th Street, a dense community that’s been built in recent years. Gary Cameron, who lives near the sites in question, is against the city approving rezoning before doing an NCP. “Homeowners in the area between 164th and 168th streets and 26th and 28th avenues have been told for years that development would not happen without a Neighbourhood Concept Plan, and some of us have made plans based on that assurance,” he said. At the public hearing Cameron presented Surrey council with a petition of 87 neighbours against the rezoning. He had gone door-to-door in his neighbourhood


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gauging community support. If approved, Cameron fears it would be the “tip of the iceberg,” and believes developers would see this as an invitation to begin building further into the area. He says he bought his home there because of the privacy, the peace and quiet, and the trees. If development crept in, all of that would be lost, Cameron said. “We don’t want to be Morgan Heights,” he said adding, “Can you give us some assurance that you’re not going to destroy the neighbourhood by putting the developers onto us? Because that’s the expectation.” Michael Proskow, another Grandview 5 resident who lives in the nearby Country Woods area, agrees with Cameron. Proskow says the city is ignoring its own policies if it allows development to happen in the area before first creating an NCP. Surrey’s new Official Community Plan specifies that land development applications for rezoning, development permits or subdivisions are to be received and processed “only after Stage 1 of a Neighbourhood Concept Plan is approved.” see GRANDVIEW › page 4

avid Brown arrived in Surrey from Ontario via Iowa, San Francisco and Victoria in 1878, and took up residence at the corner of the Clover Valley and North Bluff Roads (176th Street and 16th Avenue). He became the postmaster for Hall’s Prairie at an annual salary of $25. His sons Peter and David were avid tree collectors and donated the land for what is now Redwood Park. Grandview Heights served as a logging region in the community’s early years. The Royal City Planing Mills established an operation east of Elgin near the Nicomekl River to log the areas south of the Kensington Prairie. In 1886, a logging railway was built east through Grandview Heights. At the west end of the line, logs were dumped into a ditch and floated into the Nicomekl River. In 1886, the RCPM bought the famous steam locomotive “Old Curly” from the CPR. Originally used in the construction of the San Francisco seawall, the locomotive hauled timber along the logging railway and continued to be used in Surrey until 1894. When the New Westminster and Southern Railway was completed in 1891, the logging railway was extended to join it at a point east of Hall’s Prairie Road. Consequently, the Nicomekl River was abandoned and the logs were railed to Port Kells and boomed in the Fraser. The area remained sparsely populated for quite some time, and the region has remained largely agricultural. City of Surrey


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“We weren’t saying then and we aren’t now, saying we are for or against anything, we just simply want you to follow your own darn rules,” Proskow said. “If the city advances this redevelopment application, it will put our (Country Woods) residents’ association on a warfooting with city council. We’d be more than happy to just be left alone out here.” Coun. Judy Villeneuve sympathizes with both sides – the residents worried about development creeping in and the

residents who feel trapped on their properties. She noted how long and how hard the six property owners have worked to be able to sell their properties, and said she understands how frustrating a situation it must be. And she also understands why some residents are concerned about this being the beginning of development entering the area. “It’s a very, very beautiful area that’s been established for quite a while,” Villeneuve said. “The neighbourhood feels that they need a say and an assurance that their properties are going to be protected, and also that lifestyle.”


After the public hearing on April 28, city council requested staff do a Local Area Plan for the zone. Villeneuve noted that an NCP encourages development, which she doesn’t think the community is after. “I think we’ll have a positive outcome with some better buy-in from the neighbourhood,” Villeneuve said of the plan underway. Surrey’s community planning manager Don Luymes said a “Local Area Plan” is the incorrect terminology for the type of plan that will be done. “A Local Area Plan is a different animal but that is the phrase that’s being thrown around. I think what council was directing staff to do was to do a little infill plan,” he said. Luymes said the six properties are “a bit orphaned” and the city should have perhaps included them in Grandview 1 – Morgan Heights – which the properties are adjacent to on 164th Avenue. “Hindsight is 20/20. What we maybe should have done, way back when, is drawn the line for 1 that included these properties because frankly, the configuration of the properties and the age and condition of the homes is such that redevelopment could have been anticipated, for sure.” Luymes said the plan underway will limit development further into Grandview 5 and like Villeneuve, is confident it will reassure neighbours that their area will remain untouched. The reality is, subdivisions like Country Woods aren’t built anymore, Luymes noted. “That’s why we hope to retain them…. Will new development be of that nature? No, it won’t be, simply because of affordability and the viability of development,” he said. Luymes said the city’s planning challenge will be ensuring there is proper transition between newer urban and established suburban areas. “I think that’s the main concern of some of the existing residents who worry –‘What will the impact of new urban development will be on my property and my quality of life?’” Grandview 5 is roughly bound by 28th Avenue and 20th Avenue, from 176th Street to 164th and 168th avenues.


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CITY CENTRE — Move over, SFU, because Kwantlen Polytechnic University is coming to downtown Surrey. That was the $20-million announcement made by KPU and City of Surrey representatives in City Centre Wednesday, adding to the area’s already bustling post-secondary offerings. KPU president and vice-chancellor Dr. Alan Davis said the new threestorey, 30,000-sq. ft campus space would be called KPU Civic Plaza and would be part of the larger 3 Civic Plaza development. That project, a $150-million investment, will also hold two more floors of office space, a 144room hotel and 349 condominiums. Once it is complete, 3 Civic Plaza will be the tallest building south of the Fraser River. “It’s going to be quite different than what you’d find at our 72nd Avenue campus, different than what you’d find in Richmond, Cloverdale and


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s far as wish lists go, the one put together by Metro Vancouver’s mayors when it comes to future transit and transportation improvements is indeed an impressive one. It’s got something for everyone, pretty much no matter where they live. Take the Seabus all the time? No problem, they’ll increase the number of sailings. Need to travel down West Broadway in Vancouver? Why, here’s a subway for you, at least part of the way. Whether you need to cross the Fraser River, take buses anywhere or get from A to B in Surrey, the plan has something for you. But what it doesn’t have, and what may be its Achilles Heel, is any certainty when it comes to how to pay for all this stuff. And it’s expensive stuff: $7.5 billion. Oh, the mayors have come up with some ideas on the funding front: bridge tolls, road “pricing” (which can be interpreted in different ways), property taxes and, oh yes, a massive cash injection from “senior” governments which might fund everything. But one idea – getting $250 million from the provincial government’s carbon tax revenue – was quickly shot down by the provincial transportation minister. This was entirely predictable and, in fact, mayors were signaled that tapping into the provincial carbon tax was a nonstarter, so why it was included in the revenue grab bag is mystifying. Of course, the provincial government

will have to help fund some part of whatever transportation infrastructure plan ultimately comes to fruition in Metro Vancouver but what that translates to remains to be seen (although, it will be funding a new Massey Bridge to the tune of about $2 billion, hardly chump change). After all, improving transportation is vital to economic growth. The movement of goods and services around the metro region is critical to the local economy, and it’s in the provincial government’s own interest to help fund those improvements. Still, the mayors deserve credit for being able to recognize which projects and needs have priority in the region. Their plan is a long-term one – stretching out for 30 years – and is based on a huge spike in population size.

Everyone wants more service, and everyone wants someone else – that guy over there in that car, that person on the bus – to pay for it all. Getting them to agree on a grand plan is no small feat. For so long, parochial interests have prevented them from seeing the need to accommodate each other’s interests. But the mayors’ plan raises two key questions: is everything in it actually needed, and is it all affordable? On what’s needed, I suppose one can argue all kinds of significant transportation and transit improvements and investments will be “needed” over a long period of time. However, Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan seems to be the only one to grasp the key political reality – voters (those who keep these mayors in or out of office) will surely bristle at a plan that threatens to reach deep into their wallets, and getting provincial and federal

governments to fork over huge amounts of cash is a pipe dream. I’ve written before about the conundrum facing the mayors: everyone wants more service, and everyone wants someone else – that guy over there in that car, that person on the bus – to pay for it all. People feel taxed-out (see editorial on page 10), and it will be interesting to see if the mayors aggressively push for their constituents to pay for tolls, road pricing and higher property taxes to pay for enormously expensive infrastructure . All this is leading to a referendum which presumably will give voters the chance to say yes or no to host of taxation and revenue measures. Am I the only one to think the “no” side will crush the “yes” side? Reason doesn’t enter into this debate. Most people cannot comprehend the sheer financial enormity of what the mayors are proposing, and cling to a belief that a magical solution does indeed exist, one that sees things built without costing them a nickel more.


Last week’s Ontario election result, like the last B.C. election, serves as a reminder that some old assumptions about elections have to be challenged. First, political polling may be a sunset industry. A series of polls in the last couple of days suggested a statistical dead heat between the Liberals and the Conservatives, and a surge in NDP support. Instead, the Liberals romped to an easy majority win. Secondly, calling a government “scandal-plagued” doesn’t seem to hurt its re-election chances. Instead, voters these days seem to be wary of change, no matter how many so-called scandals dog an incumbent government. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global BC. You can email him at


Students are bearing brunt of dispute The Editor, Re: “Full-scale strike may be next,” the Now, June 12. As a student, I do support many of the causes the B.C. Teachers’ Federation is actively fighting for, such as class composition, availability of resources and classroom support. However, at the same time, I cannot overlook the ways in which this strike is affecting the students throughout public school systems. It is common knowledge that the end of the school year is always accompanied with final exam preparation – and in the case of students ranging from the grades of 10 to 12, there was the looming stress of the provincial exams. Late May and early June has been disrupted by rotational strikes and now this potential, imminent full strike. These additional disruptions do more harm than good as it swipes away the days of preparation for exams. In fact, even for students below Grade 10, exam dates had been preponed to avoid the impending fullstrike posing a threat to the original dates and in doing so, our days of preparation for exams had been cut off even shorter. As a Grade 9 student, I am awaiting to hear of whether or not the full strike will be averted – but as I continuously monitor the media for any news regarding the outcome of the negotiation, I am also expected to be prepared to write final exams that depend on the fate of this negotiation. This means that I study regardless of the result of the negotiation as I am utterly left aloof as to the fate of tomorrow. Which leaves me with the lingering question: if this labour dispute or strike has so many repercussions on the students throughout the province, how can it be said that this is being done in support of the students? Jasmine Rai, Grade 9 student

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NEWTON — From a sushi truck to a New York waffle cart to a shipping container transformed into a kitchen, Apollo Carts has done it all. Co-owners Norm Kerfoot and Vince White run the business and, as Kerfoot says, they were doing it “before it was a thing.” Tucked away in an industrial area in Newton, the business is “bursting at the seams,” Kerfoot said. So much so that they’ve had to find a new home, nearly tripling their space, from 4,000 square feet to 12,000. The business started some 15 years ago, but Kerfoot first began in the industry Expo 86, when he worked for a company making coffee trucks. That eventually led into him opening up his own business. The company built up a reputation in the U.S., he said, where the food truck industry was taking off at the time. As the business grew, their carts and trucks began to go overseas. They have shipped their work all over the world, including to the Middle East, Australia, Germany and Italy. Then, roughly four years ago when Vancouver began its food truck program, “things really began to ramp up.” They were ripe and ready to fill that demand, and business has been booming ever since. Kerfoot said the workload has doubled in the last five years, and he doesn’t expect it to slow down. He estimates the company has built more than 1,000 carts, around 100 trucks and roughly 50 trailers. They’ve done work for little companies, right up to the big names such as Original Joe’s and Nestlé. Sitting in his office, with machinery buzzing away in the background, Kerfoot said there have been a lot of interesting projects along the way. Putting a full kitchen inside a hot pink Volkswagen van for Pig on the Street, which

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Norm Kerfoot, a co-owner of Apollo Carts, in the company’s manufacturing plant in Newton. (Photo: AMY REID)

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He hopes to get an order for a beer truck soon, which he expects soon, with the recent liquor law changes in B.C. that will allow for sales of wine and craft brews at farmers’ markets. “We’ll start to promote to craft breweries soon,” he said. But just because business is booming now, doesn’t mean it was always that way. “We’ve gone through hell and back,” Kerfoot said. “There were times when we probably should have thrown in the towel, but we didn’t.” They held on, and are sure glad they did, seeing as food trucks have taken off, now popular worldwide. “It’s been an interesting journey, to say the least,” he said, adding that he doesn’t think the food truck craze is a phase. “I think it’s got a lot of life left in it yet. People were always saying to me, ‘Well how long do you think you can build these carts for?’ Well, I’ve been doing it for 15 years, and it’s just getting busier.”

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Ever tried a tasty torpedo? How about a hillbilly hotdog? Surrey residents will have the opportunity to try these delicacies and more, now that the city has chosen 10 mobile food vendors to be part of its new food truck program. Starting this week, vendors will operate in pairs at five locations: the east and west parking lots at North Surrey Recreation Centre, Bear Creek Park/Surrey Arts Centre parking lot, Newton Wave Pool parking lot and the new City Hall Plaza. The trucks will change locations every three months. Here’s the list of food vendors: • Hillbilly Dawgz, a Surrey-based hotdog vendor, specializes in wildgame sausages. • Old Country Pierogi, a family business based in Surrey, serves Eastern European food. • Japadog, a Vancouver staple, serves Japanese-inspired hotdogs with toppings such as teriyaki sauce, seaweed and miso. • Fijian Fusion serves spicy halal street food. • The Place Next Door Canteen serves “guilt-free cuisine” such as salads, wraps and sandwiches. • Hot Grandma’s Kitchen serves comfort classics such as soup, perogies and cabbage rolls. • Taj Tadka serves traditional Indian curries and naan, and caters to both vegetarians and meat lovers. • Taj Express serves Indian cuisine. • Don’s Smokies serves hotdogs and smokies. • Tasty Torpedo serves sandwiches. Jennifer Saltman, The Province


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SUMMER EVENTS whalley’s corner community festival on Saturday, June 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., as part of the city’s doors open event, on Grosvenor road between King George and Whalley boulevards. event put on by Whalley Community Association, downtown Surrey business improvement Association and Whalley Community improvement Association, to feature displays highlighting the history of the area, entertainment and food, car show. event info: 604-580-2321. newton community festival & doors open event June 21, a free event featuring draw and free prizes, live music and dance, sports and fitness demonstrations, arts and crafts, bouncy castle and play zone. At newton recreation Centre, 13730 72 Ave., Surrey, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 604-501-5540. north delta family day: Annual event includes parade and community festival on Sunday, June 22. parade starts at 11 a.m. from burnsview Secondary and ends at park located at 114th St./84th Ave., featuring rides, food, community booths, showcase stage and more. darts hill garden festival on Saturday, June 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at darts Hill Garden park, 16th Avenue at 170th Street, South Surrey. “bring your picnic blanket, friends, and family and enjoy the

day at beautiful darts Hill Garden park. exhibits, activities, and fun for the whole family. plant sale, local artists and photographers, plant information, tours, bonsai and alpine garden exhibits, music, dancers, family tree hunt, kids’ activities, food trucks, and more. info: dartshill. ca/gardenfest.

surrey fusion festival, a yearly celebration of music, food and culture staged by the City of Surrey with corporate partners, is set for Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20 at Holland park, Surrey. Free admission. info: Surrey. ca/fusionfestival.

surrey’s canada day event July 1 at bill reid Millennium Amphitheatre in Cloverdale, featuring performances by Matthew Good, daniel Wesley, Kyprios, Halfway to Hollywood, country artist ray Gibson, Heart tribute band barracuda, a “Country divas” show and dJ Flipout. Free admission to day-long event, info at

white rock sea festival takes place from Friday, Aug. 1 to Sunday, Aug. 3 in White rock, with live entertainment, Torch light parade, beach volleyball and soccer tournaments, vendor market, pirates in the park play area at Semiahmoo park, Cupcake’s Teddy bear picnic and more. info: “blithe spirit”: peninsula productions stages noel Coward comedy from July 9 to 23 at Coast Capital playhouse, 1532 Johnston rd., White rock. Tickets range from $18 to $25, depending on date purchased. For show info and tickets, call 604-536-7535 or visit

Quattro street fair: event on Saturday, July 5 from noon to 4 p.m. at Whalley boulevard at 107 A Ave., Surrey. “every year the sleek new Quattro building closes its front street and transforms it into a lively outdoor street fair,” featuring vendors, live music, more. info:, 604-5806321.

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WHITE ROCK — One week after the gates were installed at White Rock’s west beach boat launch, Mayor Wayne Baldwin says he hopes to see them gone by the end of this week. For now, the two-metrehigh gates remain in place but the lock has been removed, a move Baldwin squarely attributes to the community’s response to the Transport Canada order issued at the beginning of last week. “If the public had simply folded and just shown total apathy about it, they might have succeeded in this but because the public did not that brought some pressure to bear so they (Transport Canada) were much more amenable to it,” said Baldwin. The gates were installed last week following a missive sent by Transport Canada to the city ordering the immediate closure of public access to the site. The closure was to be the first part of a new set of safety measures ordered by Transport Canada following a safety review stemming from death of jogger Anita Lewis last July. Lewis was killed trying to cross the tracks while

Beach-goers access the west beach boat launch Sunday in White Rock after a Friday decision to restore public access and remove the lock on the gate. (Photo: MATT LAW) jogging along east beach. After the initial closing of the boat launch and the backlash from the public, the city proposed a new plan that would lift the Transport Canada order. “We had some discussions with them and I think they recognize that this was maybe a little hastily conceived and brought forward so they have taken a much more reasonable approach,” said Baldwin. The city’s proposal includes the installation of stops signs and painted

stop lines on both sides of the tracks. They have also proposed painting a no-parking zone on the north side and Burlington Northern Santa Fe., the owner of the railroad, will be replacing the railway crossing signs on the south side of the tracks. “We have come up with some suggestions which I understand Transport Canada is OK with, so we’ll be implementing those and hopefully the gates themselves will be removed by the end of the week,” said Baldwin.

According to Baldwin, city staff had received verbal approval from Transport Canada for the new plan and he said they will be starting work early this week. “I view this as a victory for the public. It’s not a question of the city winning or Transport Canada winning it’s more what’s in the best interest of the public,” said Baldwin. For now, beach-goers using the gate at the boat launch are asked to ensure it remains closed after use.

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WHITE ROCK — While the lock on the recently erected gates at the west beach boat launch have been removed and public access once more allowed, Coun. Alan Campbell is reminding the public not to push the issue. According to Campbell, who sits on the city’s rail safety task force, as the city continues to work with Transport Canada and railway owner Burlington Northern Santa Fe to resolve the issue, residents can do their bit by adhering to the rules and staying off the tracks in the meantime. “We’re at the municipal level and we’re dealing with this provincially and federally – as well with the United States,” he said. “So it moves slowly and you’ve got to get all your ducks in a row.” Campbell said the recent orders from Transport Canada were likely due to the death of jogger Anita Lewis last July, a senior citizen recently being struck by a train in February, as well as the continued focus on coal trains and dangerous good transportation in the community. As a result, Campbell said while the intention of the latter two topics is to enact change, it was inevitable that they would also highlight

people’s behaviours around the tracks. “What happens is that the bear has been poked, and when you poke the bear BNSF and Transport Canada come down to meet with us to see what we can do to mitigate the safety issues,” he said. “So BNSF came for a walk and were astonished to see people walking on the tracks, crossing where they shouldn’t as was Transport Canada.” As a result, BNSF requested the city put up additional railings on the tracks a few weeks back, which it did and then just last week Transport Canada ordered a twometre tall gate be erected at the west beach boat launch. The gate lock was later removed Friday, allowing residents to continue passing through the launch so long as the gates remained closed after use. “Closing the boat launch was a real stinger for us,” said Campbell. In addition, the city has released several proposed points of action to be undertaken in order to have the current restriction of access removed. Those points include the installation of signs and painted lines and text on both sides of the tracks, ‘no parking’ markings added to the north side of the track and replacing the railway crossing sign on the south side of the track.

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SURREY — Any hope for a resolution to the teachers dispute before a full-blown strike Tuesday appears to have been dashed. “The strike is imminent,” Jim Iker, president of the British Columbia Teachers Federation, said Monday morning. The BCTF represents 41,000 public school teachers. Iker said the provincial government has “squandered” an opportunity to get students back to school. “They went backwards rather than forwards,” he said. “It’s so disappointing.” “There was a real opportunity to fix what they’ve broke,” Iker said. Iker said Monday that the union has proposed a five-year collective agreement featuring a $5,000 signing bonus and eight per cent wage increase “to show good faith. “With this proposal we are meeting them half way.”




This, he said, will still not address teachers’ cost of living concerns. “They brought nothing to the table, nothing,” he said, except “stonewalling.” He said the union hadn’t heard from the government this weekend until 48 hours after presenting its revised proposal. “What we got back is actually worse than what there was previously,” Iker said. He said the government reduced its wage increase offer Sunday from 7.25 per cent over six years to seven per cent. “It’s almost unheard of to back-track on a wage offer,” Iker said. “In my view, I don’t think that shows a lot of good faith in our premier, Christy Clark. “I think British Columbians will be angry. She promised progress.” Education Minister Peter Fassbender said negotiations would continue Monday. “I’m not going to characterize where we’re at at the moment. There are still gaps between the two parties.”

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Toddler OK after falling from window SURREY — Police say a Surrey toddler who tumbled from the upper floor bedroom window on a house on Friday morning is expected to make a full recovery. It happened in the 14900-block of 58A Avenue. “This incident appears to be an unfortunate accident and is not considered suspicious at this time,” Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet said. “During the warmer summer months the Surrey RCMP usually sees an increase in these types of calls. As a result they are reminding parents to keep an eye on their children and keep windows secured in a safe manner at all times. The boy suffered injuries to his face, head and leg. “If possible, have your child play in an area that is not elevated and near windows to minimize any potential risks,” Paquet advised.

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NEW WESTMINSTER — A Surrey woman on trial for second-degree murder in the multiple stabbing death of her best friend told police the victim had told her she wanted to die. Jessica Ashley Hanley, 25, is accused of stabbing 22-year-old Burnaby resident Tashina Rae Sutherland 41 times inside a small rancher at 10593 138th St. in Whalley, on April 26, 2012. Hanley’s trial is being heard in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. Most of the past two weeks have been spent in a voir dire hearing, or a trial within a trial in which the Crown and defence are arguing over the admissibility of three statements Hanley made to police over more than 11 hours of interviews at the Surrey RCMP detachment hall. Justice Elizabeth Arnold-Bailey will have to decide if these statements will

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During Hanley’s interview with police at the Surrey RCMP detachment, however, the accused murderer suggested the stabbing was an assisted suicide. “She wanted me to kill her and then kill myself, and I was like, ‘no way,’” Hanley said. “I hugged her and I said, ‘No, I’m not going to do it,’” she said, adding that Sutherland “got upset” at her because “I wimped out.” The interviewing police officer asked Hanley about a text message she’d sent seeking advice on what chemicals to use to get blood out of a wooden floor. He noted she had also texted a friend of her boyfriend’s with the message, “I just killed her. I just said goodbye to my sis.” Hanley told the officer, “I just stabbed her with the big knife. I don’t know why.” The trial continues.

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Svensson caps season with Nicklaus Award Michael Booth

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Earl Marriott grad Adam Svensson won the Jack Nicklaus award as the top golfer among NCAA Div. II schools. (File photo: KEVIN HILL)

Adam Svensson’s golf season keeps getting better — and it’s only June. The Earl Marriott grad and Barry University (Miami) sophomore capped his college golf season by winning the Jack Nicklaus Award as the top golfer among NCAA Div. II schools in the U.S. this year. “I had a great year and then it was kind of topped off with the Nicklaus award,” Svensson said. “I’m pretty proud of myself. Only one player per division gets it so it’s a pretty big award. It’s a great honour to win that award. I was told about the award and while I didn’t know much about it, I figured I had a good chance. It really was a great way to end my year. It’s pretty awesome.” Svensson was the No. 1-ranked player in Division II golf this season after winning a Barry school-record seven tournaments in 2013-14 while helping Buccaneers repeat as national champions. Svensson’s seven tournament victories matched an NCAA record set by Stanford’s Tiger Woods in 1996. The Nicklaus Award came with a perk that Svensson reluctantly had to decline. “I was supposed to meet Jack Nicklaus and shake his hand at the Memorial Tournament, but I couldn’t go because I was playing in the U.S. Open qualifier,” he said. “That kind of sucked.” In his final college tournament of the season, Svensson helped the Barry Buccaneers defend their team title as the top golf program in NCAA Div. II.

Svensson finished second in the individual scoring at national championship tournament and his efforts helped the Buccaneers win the team championship. “I had a good tournament,” he said. “I wasn’t swinging that well, but I managed to keep it together. I’m not disappointed that I didn’t win — that would have been nice, but I’m happy that our team won. I was happy to win the team championship and celebrate with my teammates.”

I’m not disappointed that I didn’t win — that would have been nice, but I’m happy that our team won.

Svensson didn’t spend much time celebrating. Last week he was in Rochester, New York for the prestigious Monroe Invitational Championship. Founded in 1937, the Monroe is one the oldest amateur tournaments in North America and features the top-ranked collegiate and amateur golfers in the United States plus several international players. Svensson played well in the event and finished second overall. Svensson shot a nine-under (69-67-69-66) 271 to finish two strokes back of Kent State’s Taylor Pendrith. This week Svensson is in Fort McMurray for a Canadian Tour event before heading to Nova Scotia for a Tour tournament in early July.


Two infielders selected in annual MLB amateur draft Two players from Surrey and North Delta were selected in Major League Baseball’s annual amateur draft last week. Leading off was Cloverdale’s Mitchell Robinson, who was tabbed by the Miami Marlins in the 22nd round. Robinson, a Grade 12 student at Clayton Heights Secondary,

currently plays third base for the Langley Blaze where he is hitting .323 in 21 games this season. Robinson has accepted a scholarship to attend Florida International University beginning in September. In the 39th round, the Houston Astros selected North Delta Blue Jays shortstop Brad Antchak.

A recent graduate of Sands Secondary, Antchak hit .331 with 19 RBIs in 47 games last season.

Misfits golden The North Surrey Misfits stood out from the crowd with an undefeated run at the peewee girls’

fastpitch regional championships. In round-robin play, the Misfits tied their first game and then outscored rivals from Fleetwood and Abbotsford by a combined 346 to advance to the playoff round. North Surrey topped the Cloverdale Assassins 11-5 in their playoff opener and followed that up with a 10-6 rout of the

North Langley Royals and then a 15-5 win over the Cloverdale Hurricanes in the semifinals. The Misfits kept the momentum going in the gold medal game where they humbled the Chilliwack Chaos 15-5. Misfits Madison Brown, Santana Lorenzo and Dakota Davis were all honoured with game MVP awards.



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‘The Anonymous People’ film in Recovery Speaks series event SURREY — A new documentary film is hoping to bring a voice to the many suffering silently with addiction and change the way people think about those in recovery. Called The Anonymous People, Kevin Falcon the film is part of the Recovery Speaks series created by the Cedars at Cobble Hill Society on Vancouver Island. Now touring the province, the Recovery Speaks series is coming to Surrey this Thursday with a screening of the movie at Surrey Arts Centre. According to the society, “The purpose

of the sessions is to educate individuals, families, workplaces and policy makers with regard to recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction.” With The Anonymous People, the Cobble Hill Society is hoping to encourage others to advocate for addiction recovery. Former Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Kevin Falcon will provide remarks, as will other recovery experts and advocates. The Anonymous People will screen at the Surrey Arts Centre (13750 88th Ave., at Bear Creek Park) on June 19 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are $10 each and are available online at, by calling 604-501-5566 or in person at the box office.

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This past year at Wave Dentistry has been filled with tremendous change, yet change that has come for the better of our patients. First and foremost, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude Dr. Patti-Anne Jones for your patience during our renovation phases. To better serve you, we have separated our check-in and check-out desks to accommodate and streamline the bustle of running eight new operatory rooms; having completed this modification to our new reception areas, your wait times on the phone and at the desk are lessened, which continue to be our first priority. Along with our structural changes, Wave Dentistry is proud to announce three tremendous new staff on board: Dr. Patti-Anne Jones has joined us on Mondays, a dental practitioner since 1995, who also contributes to the profession through her hard work at the B.C. Dental Association, and brings a wealth of experience from her practice in Ontario; joining the reception desk is Kayla, who many of you may have already met over the phone, or at the check-out desk; our third newest staff member is Maddie, a Certified Dental Assistant practicum student for the month of June, who comes to us from the University of the Fraser Valley. We are happy to have these lovely ladies accompany our already remarkable staff, and pleased that our patients can now be served in a more timely matter, with additional team members. On a brighter note, we would also like to send a very big thank you to everyone who voted for Dr. Gaudet and Wave Dentistry as Dental Office of the Year. This is truly an honour, and we hope that the service we have provided to you in the past will continue, and improve in the years to come.


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Kwantlen group pitches in for a cleaner Surrey REGISTER FOR CLEANUP WITH LAYAR Kristi Alexandra

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SURREY — About 20 students and staff from Surrey’s Kwantlen Student Association (KSA) pitched in to pick up trash and create a cleaner greenway on Wednesday, June 11. As part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup campaign – a conservation initiative put on by the Vancouver Aquarium, World Wildlife Foundation and Loblaw Companies Ltd. – the KSA chose to dig into an area near and dear to the university’s Surrey campus. Picking up litter in the Serpentine Greenway from 71st Avenue down to 66th Avenue, the KSA’s Director of External Affairs, Jessica Lar-Son and Sustainability Coordinator, Mairi Lester, say they chose the area because of a little-known feature on the walk way. “There’s a beaver pond that most of our

Students and staff from Surrey’s Kwantlen Student Association (KSA) do their part to support the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup campaign. (Photo: KYLE BENNING) staff and students on our council had no idea that was there. It’s probably, in the direct walk, about three minutes, so we kind of just wanted to raise awareness that there’s a natural habitat so close” Lester told the Now. “There’s really something we can do to raise awareness about how close we are to those types of environments and how much

a part of our community they are.” As the greenway is walking distance from the campus, Lester also said it’s likely that students walk that route to school every day. “It’s a greenway so it’s a multi-purpose pathway that connects quite a distance north and south along the power lines, so lots of community members use it. It’s

very busy, there’s always people biking, so there are definitely students who do use that walkway as a connecting path [to Kwantlen],” she said. In last year’s Great Canadian Shore Cleanup, which included several cleanup areas across B.C. spanning over 3,000 kilometres of land, 99,200 kilograms of litter piled together – including cigarette butts, food wrappers, musical instruments and more. For the small area that the KSA has chosen to tidy up, they had to submit a data card detailing the weight of their litter, and if anything “particularly unusual (was) found,” send a report to the GCSC. Since the group had accessed park lands, the City of Surrey picked up the trash bags at the end of the day for proper disposal. “Kwantlen students are taking the initiative to contribute to a safer and cleaner space in our community,” Lar-Son said in a statement, noting she was proud of the students’ participation. The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup runs until July 31 at various locations, and interested groups can register at




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